War and Peace

Lecture Series Highlights Current Events and Global Conflicts
September 8, 2015

The War and Peace series offers insights on a multitude of current issues through film, lecture, and panel discussion. The series is free and open to the public.

Events are Tuesdays, 5:30-6:50 p.m. in Ives 101 on campus. Discussion section leaders include Denny Bozman-Moss, John Kincheloe and Rim Zahra. For more information about the series, visit http://www.sonoma.edu/warandpeace/. Parking is $5-$8 on campus.


Sept. 8

State Crimes against Democracy

Peter Phillips, SSU Professor of Sociology and Former National Director of Project Censored


Sept. 15

The Relevance of the United Nations

Rashmi Singh, SSU Professor Emeritus in Humanities and Peace Studies and current President of the United Nations Association of Sonoma County


Sept. 22

Film: "The Day After Trinity" 1981

Jon Else, filmmaker
(This year marks the 70th anniversary of the use of atomic weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.)


Sept. 29

The Science of War (and Peace)

Lynn Cominsky, SSU Professor of Physics


Oct. 6

America as Global Vigilante: Foreign Policy, Public Opinion, and Hollywood Mythmaking

Marco Calavita, SSU Professor of Communications Studies


Oct. 13

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Historical Context and Personal Reflections

Therese Mughannam Nicholas Walrath, Chuck Sher, and Laure Reichek, Peace Activists


Oct. 20

The Case for an Enforceable International Bill of Rights

Kirk Boyd, Lawyer, Legal Activist and Executive Director of the International Bill of Rights


Oct. 27

Peace through Sustainability

Jason Mark, Journalist and Organic Farmer


Nov. 3

Internet Technology: Liberating or Controlling

Farid Farahmand, SSU Professor of Engineering Science


Nov. 10

Veteran's Panel

Three speakers will join us for a panel discussion


Nov. 17

Peace and Protest Song, Literature and Art

Tim Wandling, SSU professor of English


Nov. 24

Film: "Into the Current: Burma's Political Prisoners" (2012)

Jeanne Hallacy, filmmaker


Dec. 1

Nonviolence and the New Paradigm

Michael Nagler, UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies and President of Metta Center for Non Violence


Dec. 8

Global Governance, People Power and Nonviolent Solutions (2014 presentation via YouTube)

Dr. Cynthia Boaz


Dec. 15

Students Open Mic